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A blossary of terms related to fasting in religious context.

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The Apostles Fast is a fastobserved by Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Christians. The fast begins on the second Monday after Pentecost and continues until the Feast of ...

Domain: Religion; Category: Christianity

Intermittent fasting (IF) describes diets that cycle between a period of fasting and non-fasting. In some contexts, fasting allows the consumption of a limited amount of low-calorie beverages such as ...

Domain: Fitness; Category: Diet

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by immoderate food restriction, inappropriate eating habits or rituals, obsession with having a thin figure, and an irrational fear of weight ...

Domain: Psychiatry; Category: Mental disorder

The Nineteen-Day Fast (2 March–20 March) is a nineteen-day period of the year, during which members of the Bahá'í Faith adhere to a sunrise-to-sunset fast. Along with obligatory prayer, it is one ...

Domain: Religion; Category: General religion

Fasting is a practice in several Christian denominations or other churches. Some denominations do not practice it, considering it an external observance, but many individual believers choose to ...

Domain: Religion; Category: Christianity

For Roman Catholics, fasting is the reduction of one's intake of food to one full meal (which may not contain meat on Fridays throughout Lent) and two small meals (known liturgically as ...

Domain: Religion; Category: Christianity

Roman Catholics must also observe the Eucharistic Fast, which involves taking nothing but water and medicines into the body for one hour before receiving the Eucharist. The ancient practice was to ...

Domain: Religion; Category: Christianity

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